Marguerite M. Jahns Parnell 1907 - 2008 Lawrence
A private graveside service is planned for Marguerite M. Jahns Parnell, 100, Lawrence.Mrs. Parnell died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, in Lawrence.She was born Nov. 9, 1907, the daughter of Frank and Carrie Mathia Jahns in a farmhouse on the property that is now Bismarck Gardens.She attended Bismarck Rural Grade School and was a graduate of Liberty Memorial High School. She received a degree in botany from Kansas University in 1930.She married Paul Wilson Oman in December 1931. They divorced. She married Elroy Spencer Parnell in December 1952. They traveled extensively together until his death in 1964.Mrs. Parnellwas a bookkeeper for Lawrence Sanitary Milk Co. She enjoyed plants, flowers, quilting and crocheting.She was preceded in death by her only child, Carolyn Oman Brown, in 1990.Survivors include two grandsons, Irwin S. Brown, Valencia, Calif., Alan Parnell Brown, Brooklyn, N.Y., and a granddaughter, Alison Brown Boston and husband Keith, State College, Pa.; three great-grandsons, Alec and Julian Brown and Andrew Boston; two great-granddaughters, Hannah and Caroline Boston; a nephew, Bill and wife Lucille Rice, Baldwin City; and many other nieces and nephews and their families.E-mail condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">rumsey-yost.com</a>.